Swim Lessons

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For over 100 years, the YMCA has been one of America's favorite swim instructors and a leader in water safety. Our proven curriculum and friendly environment enhance skills, all while having fun.

At the Y, swimming is a life skill. We offer a wide selection of parent & child, preschool, school age, teen, and adult swim lessons that build strong and confident swimmers. It uses a problem-solving, guided-discovery teaching approach in a positive, caring environment. All age groups are taught the same skills but divided according to their developmental milestones.

Swim Lessons Brochure »  Stage Descriptions Overview »

Swim Lesson Stages

Swim Starters

Accompanied by a parent*, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Parent Child Swim Lessons »    Stages A & B ages 6 months - 3 years


Swim Basics 

Recommended skills for all to have around water

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:

  • Swim, float, swim - sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
  • Jump, push, turn, grab 
Preschool Swim Lessons »
Intro to Stage 1
ages 2 ½ - 3 years* 
Preschool Swim Lessons » Stages 1 - 3 ages 3 - 5 years
Youth Swim Lessons »
Stages 1 - 3 ages 5 - 13 years    


Swim Strokes

Skills to support a healthy lifestyle

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.


Preschool Swim Lessons »
Stage 4 ages 3 - 5 years 
Youth Swim Lessons » Stages 4 - 6
Swim for the Fun of It
ages 5 - 13 years    


Adult Swim

Whether your goal is to build confidence in the water, swim faster, learn the butterfly or get that flip turn just right, let us help you achieve it! Our adult swim lessons have an open format so that individual goals will set the pace. Increase your confidence, physical fitness and swimming ability while meeting a few other adults who are doing the same.

Adult Swim Lessons »    ages 14+  


Swim Specialty

In addition to swim lessons, the Y offers Swim Team and specialty swim classes including: Pre-Team, Diving, Youth Kayaking, Kayaking, Master Swim and Red Cross Lifeguard Training.  

Pre Team » ages 6 - 13 years
Swim Team » ages 6 - 18 years
Log Rolling » ages 6+ years
Youth Kayaking » ages 8 - 13 years
Diving » ages 8+ years
Kayaking / Rescue & Roll » ages 12+ years
Master Swim » ages 14+ years
Red Cross Lifeguard Training » ages 15+ years

Looking for special events in our pools such as Community Swim and Spring & Splash Days?
Check out our Swim Events page!


Private & Semi Private Swim Lessons

Beginner or advanced, swimmers who love the water and want to build confidence are welcome to work with our certified swim instructors. Private (one-on-one instruction) and semi-private (two students and one instructor) lessons are 30 minutes. If you are interested in signing up for a private or semi-private lesson, please contact the Aquatic Director at your local YMCA.

Private & Semi Private Swim Lessons » ages 3+ years                          


How to Register

Register for Swim Lessons* by using any of the 3 convenient ways:  

In Person By Phone Online
At any Green Bay Y
920 436 9595
Register Online Now Swim

*Contact your Aquatic Director to register for Private and Semi Private Swim Lessons



Click any of the program links on this page to learn more about each program, use the quick links below, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Click below to view classes online and find our Frequently Asked Questions about the new programming. You can also view/download printable versions of the current Program Guide, Swim Lessons Brochure or an overview of our Stage Descriptions

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